ISWCTYPE(3P)              POSIX Programmer's Manual             ISWCTYPE(3P)

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NAME         top

       iswctype, iswctype_l — test character for a specified class

SYNOPSIS         top

       #include <wctype.h>

       int iswctype(wint_t wc, wctype_t charclass);
       int iswctype_l(wint_t wc, wctype_t charclass,
           locale_t locale);

DESCRIPTION         top

       For iswctype(): The functionality described on this reference page is
       aligned with the ISO C standard. Any conflict between the
       requirements described here and the ISO C standard is unintentional.
       This volume of POSIX.1‐2008 defers to the ISO C standard.

       The iswctype() and iswctype_l() functions shall determine whether the
       wide-character code wc has the character class charclass, returning
       true or false. The iswctype() and iswctype_l() functions are defined
       on WEOF and wide-character codes corresponding to the valid character
       encodings in the current locale, or in the locale represented by
       locale, respectively. If the wc argument is not in the domain of the
       function, the result is undefined.  If the value of charclass is
       invalid (that is, not obtained by a call to wctype() or charclass is
       invalidated by a subsequent call to setlocale() that has affected
       category LC_CTYPE) the result is unspecified.

       The behavior is undefined if the locale argument to iswctype_l() is
       the special locale object LC_GLOBAL_LOCALE or is not a valid locale
       object handle.

RETURN VALUE         top

       The iswctype() and iswctype_l() functions shall return non-zero
       (true) if and only if wc has the property described by charclass.  If
       charclass is 0, these functions shall return 0.

ERRORS         top

       No errors are defined.

       The following sections are informative.

EXAMPLES         top

   Testing for a Valid Character
           #include <wctype.h>
           int yes_or_no;
           wint_t wc;
           wctype_t valid_class;
           if ((valid_class=wctype("vowel")) == (wctype_t)0)
               /* Invalid character class. */


       The twelve strings "alnum", "alpha", "blank", "cntrl", "digit",
       "graph", "lower", "print", "punct", "space", "upper", and "xdigit"
       are reserved for the standard character classes. In the table below,
       the functions in the left column are equivalent to the functions in
       the right column.

           iswalnum(wc)            iswctype(wc, wctype("alnum"))
           iswalnum_l(wc, locale)  iswctype_l(wc, wctype("alnum"), locale)
           iswalpha(wc)            iswctype(wc, wctype("alpha"))
           iswalpha_l(wc, locale)  iswctype_l(wc, wctype("alpha"), locale)
           iswblank(wc)            iswctype(wc, wctype("blank"))
           iswblank_l(wc, locale)  iswctype_l(wc, wctype("blank"), locale)
           iswcntrl(wc)            iswctype(wc, wctype("cntrl"))
           iswcntrl_l(wc, locale)  iswctype_l(wc, wctype("cntrl"), locale)
           iswdigit(wc)            iswctype(wc, wctype("digit"))
           iswdigit_l(wc, locale)  iswctype_l(wc, wctype("digit"), locale)
           iswgraph(wc)            iswctype(wc, wctype("graph"))
           iswgraph_l(wc, locale)  iswctype_l(wc, wctype("graph"), locale)
           iswlower(wc)            iswctype(wc, wctype("lower"))
           iswlower_l(wc, locale)  iswctype_l(wc, wctype("lower"), locale)
           iswprint(wc)            iswctype(wc, wctype("print"))
           iswprint_l(wc, locale)  iswctype_l(wc, wctype("print"), locale)
           iswpunct(wc)            iswctype(wc, wctype("punct"))
           iswpunct_l(wc, locale)  iswctype_l(wc, wctype("punct"), locale)
           iswspace(wc)            iswctype(wc, wctype("space"))
           iswspace_l(wc, locale)  iswctype_l(wc, wctype("space"), locale)
           iswupper(wc)            iswctype(wc, wctype("upper"))
           iswupper_l(wc, locale)  iswctype_l(wc, wctype("upper"), locale)
           iswxdigit(wc)           iswctype(wc, wctype("xdigit"))
           iswxdigit_l(wc, locale) iswctype_l(wc, wctype("xdigit"), locale)

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SEE ALSO         top

       iswalnum(3p), iswalpha(3p), iswcntrl(3p), iswdigit(3p), iswgraph(3p),
       iswlower(3p), iswprint(3p), iswpunct(3p), iswspace(3p), iswupper(3p),
       iswxdigit(3p), setlocale(3p), uselocale(3p), wctype(3p)

       The Base Definitions volume of POSIX.1‐2008, locale.h(0p),

COPYRIGHT         top

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       Technology -- Portable Operating System Interface (POSIX), The Open
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